As members of your community it is important to understand the role you play in ensuring our children’s voices are heard. Children have the right to express their views and have them taken seriously in matters that affect them. When this right is observed, adults can support children more effectively or make informed decisions leading to improved subjective wellbeing among children. You can support young people by learning the role of duty bearers and rights holders, and how a community that accepts responsibility for keeping children safe, is in a good position to develop and implement effective policies and procedures around child safety. This course has been designed to help you apply the policies and procedures set out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child within your own community.

Introduction to Children’s Rights and Safety | University of Tasmania (